Cathy Areu was born in 15 February 1971, in Summit, New Jersey USA, and is a journalist, author and news analyst, best known for making frequent appearances on television. She is also the founding publisher of the magazine entitled “Catalina”.
The Riches of Cathy Areu
How rich is Cathy Areu? As of mid-2018, sources estimate a net worth that is at $500,000, mostly earned through a successful career in journalism. She’s made contributions to numerous popular magazines, and has been a part of several high profile news television shows. As she continues her career, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Education
While very little is known about her childhood or how she developed an interest in journalism, it is known that Cathy comes from Hispanic (Cuban) descent, with her father an electronics engineer and her mother a mathematician. After she completed her bachelor’s degree, she initially worked in adult education, and taught Spanish. During this time, she endeavored to further her studies by taking a Master’s degree in English Education at Nova Southeastern University, after completing which she taught high school English, journalism, and ESL for various schools in Palm Beach County.
In 2000, Areu started writing an occasional column for the Washington Post, entitled “First Person Singular” which often included short interviews with high profile celebrities; some of the names featured were James Baker, Laura Bush, Al Franken, Nancy Pelosi and Alberto Gonzales. She worked on the column for a decade, and referred to herself as a contributing editor to the Washington Post. However, the ombudsman for the post, Andrew Alexander later denied her claims and said that her title was inaccurate.
Areu would contribute to other publications such as USA Today, and Latina Style, and she also founded her own publication, entitled “Catalina” magazine which was created to break the stereotypes of Hispanics in the entertainment industry, as well as the US media. During its first year, circulation reached 30,000 and promoted itself through online promotions, national events as well as media coverage. It is the official publication of the National Association of Latina Leaders, and was named as “Lead Launch” by Folio magazine. The multi-platform media company continues to remain active today.
Cathy has written her first book, entitled “Latinos”, which is a collection of stories by some of the best known Hispanic figures in the country, and published by Barricade Books. Due to her numerous contributions and work over the years, she’s been featured on television as a part of various political talk shows. She’s been seen as a part of “The O’Reilly Factor”, which was hosted by political commentator Bill O’Reilly, covering current events including controversial political issues. She also featured in “The Sean Hannity Show”, a radio talk show hosted by Sean Hannity.
Other projects she has been a part of include “Prime News”, which is an HLN news program, and “Showbiz Tonight” another HLN program hosted by AJ Hammer before its eventual cancellation in 2014. She’s also been a part of CNN programs including “Campbell Brown”, and “AC360”, which is a television show hosted by Anderson Cooper, as well as in the political show “The Rundown with Jose Diaz-Balart” which often covers the top political stories of the day.
Cathy has two daughters, but some reports say that Areu is in a relationship though no details have been shared about her boyfriend, nor any information regarding how they met or the length of their relationship, while others contend that she is married and the two children are from the marriage. She has declared herself as a single mother, although one report says that she appeared with her (supposed?) husband in 2017 at a new book launch – “Pinot, Pasta & Parties”.
Similar to numerous journalists, Areu is very active on several social media websites, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. She often features some of her recent appearances on television, while also expressing her opinion on the current state of politics in the country. Her Instagram account has behind the scenes photos of some of her television appearances. She’s also been seen taking photographs with other popular names in journalism. Her Facebook account also does a similar job to her Twitter account, as it promotes some of her recent appearances on television shows.